Melton Community First Responders started a fund raising project last year to replace our 13 rather aged Defibrillators. The Manufacturers have stopped production and only guarantee production of replacement batteries and pads until the year 2020 which is not that far away. We originally put 3 year time scale for our replacement programme, taking us to the end of 2017. At the time we all thought this was optimistic.
In October last year we sent a letter to the Melton Times applying to Ragdale Hall for funding from their Make It Happen event. The Melton Times ran an article about our group and our project to replace our old Defibrillators. This article brought us donations from some very generous residents in Melton, and some organisations that we would never have thought of approaching.
I do not feel I can put into print the names of the individuals who sent us some wonderful donation but I wrote to all of them at the time. Thank you again from us all.
The companies and organisations that responded to our project were,
- Mars in the Community,
- Ragdale Hall “Make It Happen”,
- The Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons,
- Trumpton Charity,
- The Red Arrows Charitable Trust,
- St. Marys Parish Church.
And we still have the promise of more to come. These donations will complete the Defibrillator project.
Thank you to all.